Demelza Blanket – video tutorials, colorway and yarn amounts

The time has once again come when a beautiful project we have been working on for quite some time has reached its completion. With happy feelings I look back om making my Demelza blanket using Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn.

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The Demelza blanket is designed by Catherine Bligh and is accompanied by a photo tutorial in English and Dutch. There is also an update available with UK terms. The design is inspired by the character Demelza from Poldark, a series of novels written by Winston Graham in the 20th century and adapted for television by the BBC.


Video tutorials

You can find all the videos for making each of the squares, the join and the border for the Demelza series on my dedicated page here on my blog or on my YouTube channel.

demelza crochet blanket completed


Colorway and Yarn amounts

I used 13 colors of Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn with a 3.5mm hook to make my Demelza blanket. All details for when I used which color for the squares as well as the join and border are given in my color chart.

I used 28 balls of Stone Washed in the following colors: 3 x Moonstone (801), 3 x Boulder Opal (804), 2 x Canada Jade (806), 2 x Red Jasper (807), 2 x Corundum Ruby (808), 2 x Deep Amethyst (811), 1 x Lemon Quartz (812), 3 x Amazonite (813), 2 x Green Agate (815), 2 x Coral (816), 2 x Citrine (817), 2 x Lilac Quartz (818), and 2 x New Jade (819).

You can buy Scheepjes Stone Washed from Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), Deramores (UK), Paradise Fibers (US/CA), Bol.com (NL), or your local Scheepjes Stockist.

Demelza crochet blanket completed


If you would like to look back on the road we have traveled to make Demelza; we started with 16 small corner squares, flowed by 8 flat flower squares in first one and then a second design, after which we then made 4 3D flower corner squares, the rectangular panels and finally the center square. Joining all the pieces was a lot of work and the cherry on the cake was the border.

Demelza crochet blanket

This brings us to the end of another beautiful project. For the short term I have no new CAL’s planned, but I am working on several projects for the new year. When the time is right I will tell more.

With love,

Esther

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Joining Demelza blanket

Today is an exciting day, we can join all the elements from Demelza, designed by Catherine Bligh, that we have been making over the past weeks to make a beautiful blanket. My post this week is short with only a few photo’s because I want to show you my end result next week when the border is complete also.

joining demelza blanket


Video tutorial

You can find the video link for the the join, along with all other parts of the Demelza video series on my dedicated page here on my blog or on my YouTube channel. I don’t show the entire joining of the blanket, but just the different elements involved.

You will note that the photo’s of my Demelza show a single crochet join with the stitches on the top side of my blanket. This is different from the original pattern in which the single crochet stitches are on the bottom side of the blanket. In the video I show you how to do the border according to the original design.

joining delemzal blanket

I have a small tip for you to help you get a clean edge and crisp join on the panels. I worked a slip stitch edge on the sides of my panels before joining and used these slip stitches to join the panels to the adjacent squares. If you want to do this also, I have a short video showing how to work these slip stitches on an uneven edge as part of my Crochet Fundamentals series.


Layout of my blanket

I have been making more color variations than in the original design. This automatically means that I need to tell you how I made the layout of my blanket. Here a schematic showing where each square is positioned. I have numbered the squares according to the weeks that we have been working them in and the letter represents the various colorways. As an example, square 2B is the flat flower square we worked in week 2 and in my case colorway B.

demelza-blanket-join-layout

Colorway and Yarn amounts

I am using 13 colors of Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn with a 3.5mm hook to make my Demelza blanket. I haven used Corumdum Ruby (808) to join the small squares and Moon Stone  (801) to do the other joins.

I am using New Jade, Boulder Opal, Coral, Red Jasper, Deep Amethyst, and Lilac Quartz for the border. If you want to use a different color for your joins or border feel free to do so. This is just to give you an idea of what I will be showing you next week.

I have already completed my blanket and these are my yarn amounts in full balls: 3 x Moonstone (801), 3 x Boulder Opal (804), 2 x Canada Jade (806), 2 x Red Jasper (807), 2 x Corundum Ruby (808), 2 x Deep Amethyst (811), 1 x Lemon Quartz (812), 3 x Amazonite (813), 2 x Green Agate (815), 2 x Coral (816), 2 x Citrine (817), 2 x Lilac Quartz (818), and 2 x New Jade (819).

You can buy Scheepjes Stone Washed from Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), Deramores (UK), Paradise Fibers (US/CA), Bol.com (NL), or your local Scheepjes Stockist.


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Next week I will show you my completed blanket and I will also release the final video in the series; the video showing the border. See you then.

With love,

Esther

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Demelza video tutorial – Central Square

We have arrived at the final element of our Demelza blanket before we can start assembly. I am sure that the center square will be one of your favorite elements in the pattern. It combines parts of other squares we have made so far.

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If you want to catch up, we have already made the small corner squares, flower squares #1flower squares #2, 3D corner squares and the rectangular panels. I have a video tutorial for you showing how to do each part, but there is also a photo tutorial in the original pattern designed by Cathering Bligh. The design is inspired by the character Demelza from Poldark, a series of novels written by Winston Graham in the 20th century and adapted for television by the BBC.


Video tutorial

You can find the video link for the this week’s panel, along with all other parts of the Demelza video series on my dedicated page here on my blog or on my YouTube channel. The video for the center square is the longest video I have made to date; it is more than 2.5 hours. To make life easy for you I have added the starting time of each round in the description of the video; then you can easy go to the round you need.


Colorway

I am using 13 lovely colors of Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn with a 3.5mm hook to make my Demelza blanket. We are making only one square this week and here is my colorway for it.

Round   Colorway
1 Citrine (817)
2 & 3 Corundum Ruby (808)
4 & 5 Deep Amethyst (811)
6 & 7 Lilac Quartz (818)
8 – 12 Canada Jade (806)
13 New Jade (819)
14 Moon Stone (801)
15 – 17 Amazonite (813)
18 Green Agate (815)
19 Coral (816)
20 & 21 Canada Jade (806)
22 New Jade (819)
23 Red Jasper (807)
24 New Jade (819)
25 & 26 Moon Stone (801)
27 & 28 Citrine (817)
29 New Jade (819)
30 Amazonite (813)
31 Coral (816)
32 Lilac Quartz (818)

demelza center square

Yarn amounts so far

I believe that my final yarn amounts will be the following: 3 x Moonstone (801), 3 x Boulder Opal (804), 2 x Canada Jade (806), 2 x Red Jasper (807), 2 x Corundum Ruby (808), 2 x Deep Amethyst (811), 1 x Lemon Quartz (812), 3 x Amazonite (813), 2 x Green Agate (815), 2 x Coral (816), 2 x Citrine (817), 2 x Lilac Quartz (818), and 2 x New Jade (819).

You can buy Scheepjes Stone Washed from Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), Deramores (UK), Paradise Fibers (US/CA), Caro’s Atelier (NL), or your local Scheepjes Stockist.

demelza center square


Joining the CAL

The Demelza blanket is already completed and if you want to you can start right away. However, I am partaking in this project as part of a crochet along hosted by the Facebook group Pippin Crochet Club. If you want to partake in this CAL, join the Pippin Crochet Club. This is also a great place to show your work.

demelza central square

Next time, assembly! See you then.

With love,

Esther

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Video tutorial Demelza – rectangular panel

We have almost completed all the elements making up our beautiful Demelza blanket. Today is the second last element, the rectangular panels surrounding the center square.

demelza panel

If you want to catch up, we have made the small corner squares, flower squares #1flower squares #2 and the 3D corner squares so far. I have a video tutorial for you showing how to do each part, but there is also a photo tutorial in the original pattern designed by Cathering Bligh. The design is inspired by the character Demelza from Poldark, a series of novels written by Winston Graham in the 20th century and adapted for television by the BBC.


Video tutorial

You can find the video link for the this week’s panel, along with all other parts of the Demelza video series on my dedicated page here on my blog or on my YouTube channel.


Colorway

I am using 13 lovely colors of Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn with a 3.5mm hook to make my Demelza blanket. We are making 4 panels this week so I have made them all the same colorway. Here my colorway for this week.

Round   Colorway
1 & 2 Canada Jade (806)
3 & 4 Boulder Opal (804)
5 & 6 Coral (816)
7 & 8 Citrine (817)
9 & 10 Green Agate (815)
11 & 12 Red Jasper (807)
13 & 14 Coral (816)
15 & 16 New Jade (819)
17 & 18 Lilac Quartz (818)
19 & 20 Corundum Ruby (808)
21 & 22 Deep Amethyst (811)
23 & 24 Amazonite (813)
25 & 26 Lemon Quartz (812)

You can work your tails in as you go or leave them till the end. I did the latter and had a very stress-less evening working away all my tails. A tip, undo the knot from the standing stitch used to make a new row, this way it is easier to get a clean and straight edge.

yarn tails on Demelza

Yarn amounts so far

At this point I have used varying amounts of the all my colors. Rounding up, I have used the following balls of yarn so far: 2 x Moonstone (801), 3 x Boulder Opal (804), 2 x Canada Jade (806), 2 x Red Jasper (807), 2 x Corundum Ruby (808), 2 x Deep Amethyst (811), 1 x Lemon Quartz (812), 2 x Amazonite (813), 2 x Green Agate (815), 2 x Coral (816), 2 x Citrine (817), 2 x Lilac Quartz (818), and 1 x New Jade (819). You can buy Scheepjes Stone Washed from Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), Deramores (UK), Paradise Fibers (US/CA), Caro’s Atelier (NL), or your local Scheepjes Stockist.


Joining the CAL

The Demelza blanket is already completed and if you want to you can start right away. However, I am partaking in this project as part of a crochet along hosted by the Facebook group Pippin Crochet Club. If you want to partake in this CAL, join the Pippin Crochet Club. This is also a great place to show your work.

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Two weeks from now we are making the final element of our blanket before we can start assembly. Yes, you guessed it, the center square is up for next time.

With love,

Esther

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